Harrison said the company, known best for its watermelon program, is operating as usual and paying its debts. The company markets under the brands Si Senor, Harrison Fresh, Sweet Eden and AHC.
Two Federal Court cases filed against the company involve failure to pay for seeds and nursery plants, following an aborted entry into the bell pepper and cucumber growing arena.
A federal judge in Arizona entered a $72,450 judgment for Sierra Seed International, Sonora, Mexico, against Al Harrison Co. in July 2013 because the company “did not file a timely response” concerning the claim. However, the judge did not award the seed company the interest or legal expenses it requested.
Another case, filed in Federal Court in San Jose, Calif., on Dec. 10, seeks payment of more than $266,000 for nursery plants from Headstart Nursery Inc., Gilroy, Calif. The case states that the nursery specifically planted Sakata watermelon seeds, grew seedlings and delivered them at to Al Harrison Co. Distributors.
A case management conference in the nursery case is set for April 1.